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ReefBlitz brings scientists, naturalists, citizen scientists, Reef managers and other members of the community together to discover and document the natural wonders of the area.  Central to concept is Reef experts, with citizen science groups, teaming up with the wider community to create an enjoyable and meaningful experience with real impact. 

This year’s event will be held throughout October at various locations along the Great Barrier Reef and South East Queensland.

ReefBlitzers will:

  • Contribute information enhancing Reef monitoring efforts
  • Lend a hand at a beach or underwater clean-up
  • Discover and document plant and animal species both in and out of the water
  • Learn more about the Great Barrier Reef
  • Connect with local groups helping to preserve and restore the Reef and nearby habitats


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The Great Barrier Reef

A snapshot of the Great Barrier Reef

Red Mangrove

Moreton Bay

Heron Island


The entire community is invited to participate. There is a activity for everyone.

ReefBlitz 2016

ReefBlitz 2015



ReefBlitz 2014



How you can get involved

  • Come along and participate in one of our ReefBlitz activites
  • Host a citizen science group to undertaken activities in your local area
  • Your citizen science group could lead a survey or showcase their work
  • If you're on the Reef during October, contribute to our month-long 'reef snapshot'

Partners and Past events

Contact us to get involved

Jenn - Great Barrier Reef Citizen Science Alliance

Phone: +61 7 3252 7555


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